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Editor's Note: February 2014

There are new traditions and rites of passage taking root here, from reading (and spotting the local landmarks in) John Green’s novel to hovering in the helium-filled balloon over Conner Prairie. So we created a fresh set of iconic local experiences—“The New Indy Must-Do List.”

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Best of Indy: Style

Find out what Indy has to offer to satisfy your sense of style in clothing, lighting and even sports.

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Best of Indy: Arts & Culture

Discover the best of what Indy has to offer in the arts-and-culture scene with theater, books, design, and much more.

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Butler University Joins Fight Against Indiana's Gay-Marriage Ban

In taking a public stance on the hot-button topic, Butler’s president joins a group of leaders across a spectrum of industries and entities who have denounced HJR-6.

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Butler Basketball: A Brit's Take

Despite the country’s unconditional passion for “the beautiful game,” college sport is simply not a big deal there. Aside from the teams, players, and trainee media students looking to make names for themselves, interest is virtually nonexistent.

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Front & Center: Alpha Dawg Butler Blue III

Everything you do is an event, chronicled on Twitter. Colts games. Pep rallies. Visiting a high-school chemistry class. Even now, as you are snorting, huffing, drooling, Michael tweets to your 10,000 followers, pretending to be you.

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50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Butler Hat

A slam-dunk stocking-stuffer for any true-blue Bulldog fan.

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Book Smart: Butler University's Irwin Library Turns 50

Irwin Library isn’t nearly as famous as it should be. Here’s a crash course on the unheralded landmark, which hits the half-century mark this month.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Illuminates Clowes Hall

His words were perhaps revelatory on the subject of inclusion—by God and by fellow humans—of all people, regardless of race, socio-economic status, religion, and even sexual orientation.

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Remembering Butler Blue II: Life in the Celebrity Doghouse

An inside look at the early years of the beloved mascot, from the IM archives.

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UPDATE: Butler Coach Jim Peal Is Winning His Cancer Fight

“I feel like I might be the most blessed person in the city of Indianapolis,” says Jim Peal, strength coach for Butler University. Peal was diagnosed with colon cancer last month, but after undergoing surgery on Feb. 4, he is now cancer-free. The surgery went “fantastic,” and Peal says he will not need to have any further treatment. Peal had an early form of colon cancer, and the surgeons were able to remove it all.

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Butler Athletics' Strength Coach Jim Peal Battles Cancer

If ever there were a time to be strong, Jim Peal is facing it. On Jan. 29, the Butler strength coach announced that he has colon cancer, and the groundswell of online support was almost immediate. In addition to expressing encouragement on Twitter, people have been posting on the Facebook page “I Have Coach Peal’s Back,” which already has more than 800 likes. The creators of the page will compile the messages into a booklet to give to Peal, and they’re considering “PealStrong” wristbands and T-shirts.

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Butler's Bulldog Mascots Get Mashable's Attention

Butler University’s men’s basketball team has permeated NCAA hoops news this season already, with splashy victories over then-No. 9 North Carolina and then-No. 1 Indiana. While the success of Brad Stevens & Co. is grand recently, the same can be said of a certain four-legged aspect of the squad.

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Q: How Does Brad Stevens Compete with Big Schools for Star Recruits? A: He Doesn't.

Stevens never oversold his message, never pressured. Even when facing heavy-hitting competition, he never seemed anxious. He seemed honest.

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The Pillar: Evans Woollen

People would drive out of their way to see an Evans Woollen house, says one longtime friend. “In the ’60s, that stuff wasn’t happening here.”

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